Peru Floods Hammer Lima’s Elite

Posted on 25. Mar, 2017 by .

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Flooding and landslides in Peru have not only left 90 dead and 100,000 homeless in rural provinces, they have also disrupted life in central Lima.

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Case Study: Peru Hardware Chain’s (lack of) Quality Control

Posted on 08. Mar, 2017 by .

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A look at unbelievably shoddy quality in a simple clothes rack which caused grave injury to my maidservant which required 10 stitches.

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Peru’s President Embarrasses Venezuela Regime

Posted on 08. Mar, 2017 by .

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My latest piece on Caracas Chronicles explains why President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is leading the region in calling for regime change in Venezuela.

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Aguardiente Sour: A Gastronomic Tip for a Culture with No Taste

Posted on 03. Mar, 2017 by .

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A recipe to make Aguardiente Sours using the standard Pisco Sour recipe with Colombian aguardiente instead of pisco.

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Ear-Piercing Age in Gringo vs. Latin Culture

Posted on 02. Mar, 2017 by .

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A look at various comments from gringos and Latinos — as well as hybrids — about when is the appropriate age for girls to have their ears pierced.

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Peru is Rich as F%#!: Five Varieties of Doritos

Posted on 02. Mar, 2017 by .

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Frito-Lay has introduced its fourth and fifth varieties of Doritos corn chips. Part of a series examining how “emerging” Peru’s economy is.

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The Ultimate Expat-vs.-Immigrant Test

Posted on 01. Mar, 2017 by .

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The ultimate test to see whether you are an “expat” or an “immigrant” — and why race has nothing to do with it.

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My First Maidservant in Latin America

Posted on 23. Feb, 2017 by .

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The story of my first empleada, or maidservant, in Latin America. I was 100% completely satisfied, and I fired her after six months.

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Will Trump Go for an Easy Win in Venezuela?

Posted on 18. Feb, 2017 by .

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An analysis of what President Donald Trump may have planned for socialist dictator President Nicolas Maduro’s regime in Venezuela.

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Peru is Rich as F%#!: $20 for Water

Posted on 16. Feb, 2017 by .

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Short vignette on how I spent $20 on water during lunch in Lima, Peru on Valentine’s Day.

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What Does West Africa Have that South America Doesn’t?

Posted on 13. Feb, 2017 by .

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A look at the quiet, foreign intervention imposed by neighbors of Gambia to depose a president who refused to go.

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Lima vs. Bogota for Expats

Posted on 09. Feb, 2017 by .

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Subjective comparison of Lima vs. Bogota for expats based on criteria including cost of living, weather, food, safety and more.

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